Epidendrum gonzalez-tamayoi Hágsater 1993 GROUP Nanodes

Photo by Asocciacion Mexicana de Orquideas Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hágsater & E.Santiago and The AMO Herbario Website

Deep shadeWarm CoolFall

Common Name Gonzalez Tamayo's Epidendrum [Mexican Orchidist current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Nayarit, Jalisco, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico on the Pacific slopes on oaks in open oak forests at elevations of 700 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf bases carrying succulent, ovate, bilobed, aristate, minutely erose-fimbriate margins, dorsally carinate green becoming suffused with purple when grown brighter leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, sessile, 2 flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers

"Epidendrum gonzalez-tamayoi Hágsater is part of the GROUP Nanodes characterized by the caespitose to creeping sympodial plants with the short stems enveloped completely by the base of the non articulate, flesshy, imbricate leaves and having a sessile, few flowered inflorescence, This species is closely related to E. schlechterianum Ames, which is apparently endemic to Central Panama and has concolorous, purple flowers, with the sepals .72 to .8" [18 to 20 mm] long. Epidendrum congestoides Ames & C. Schweinf. has glaucous-green leaves on stems up to 2.8" [7 cm] long, 2 flowers per inflorescence, and sepals .36 to .52" [9 to 13 mm] long. Epidendrum congestum Rolfe has somewhat shorter plants, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescences and sepals .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm] long. Epidendrum gonzalez-tamayoi has short, compact plants, the leaves brilliant green suffused with purple, 2 flowers and sepals .36 to .5" [9 to 12.5 mm] long." Hagsater etal 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 136 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 392 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 photo fide; Miniature Orchids, A Compendium Parsons and Gerritson 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018